Annotated Bib 8 Food Desert Solutions

“Food Access Challenge.” Center for Civic Innovation. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 March 2016. <http://www.civicatlanta.org/food-access-lab/>. This webpage was made by an organization called Center for Civic Innovation. This group works towards solving the food desert problem across the United States. They attack the issue in many different ways like working with local landholders to grow foods, educating children in the area about the importance of nutritious food and how to be proactive about a positive change in their diet, and farm-to-table freshly prepared meals for children at school. The site gives the opportunity for the visitor of the webpage to get involved or to leave a donation, and it provides contact information to all of the entrepreneurs that lead the food desert solution projects listed above. Fetzer, Mary. “4 Fab Lunch Salads.” SheKnows. N.p., 01 November 2013. Web. 22 March 2016. <http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1021517/packable-salad-recipes>. It is important to be aware of how the issue I am discussing is being overcome, and I can evaluate what tactic or tactics may be the most effective. Along with the work being lead and encouraged by Michelle Obama, these organizations have the opportunity to make an impact on many needy...

Annotated Bib 7 Food Deserts

Gallagher, Mari. “USDA Defines Food Deserts.” Nutrition Digest. American Nutrition Association, 2010. Web. 22 Mar. 2016. <http://americannutritionassociation.org/newsletter/usda-defines-food-deserts>. This scholarly work provides information on the food desert problem in the United States. A food desert is described as a one mile radius where no supermarkets or access to fresh foods are available. This is a growing problem, and it poses a threat to those that are unable to drive. For people that rely on public transportation, the time it takes them to get to a grocery store is multiplied many times over when being compared to the time it would take them to dive there. Those that are stranded in these food deserts tend to be surrounded by places like gas stations or small food shops which have an abundance of processed foods with high sugar, saturated fats, and low nutrition. Gallagher, Mari. “USDA Defines Food Deserts.” Nutrition Digest. American Nutrition Association, 2010. Web. 22 Mar. 2016. <http://americannutritionassociation.org/newsletter/usda-defines-food-deserts>. Michelle Obama has brought attention to the food desert problem, and the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is working to supply these small shops with nutritious and fresh foods. Although action is taking place, it will be many years before the affected families will have access to the nutrition they need. This source is a helpful reference for the explanation of and background information is has about food...
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